Core 6 LA Showcase: Notes, Photo Gallery

The national training program Core 6 held its first inaugural Louisiana Showcase on Sunday. Some of the state's top underclassmen were in attendance. TSD has notes on some of the standouts as well as a photo gallery.

METAIRIE — Core 6 Louisiana held its first inaugural showcase Sunday at Joseph Yenni Stadium in Metairie.

The three-hour camp attracted some of South Louisiana's finest underclassmen, with several LSU targets in the mix. The group spent the first half of the day in agility and position-specific drills then finished in spirited one-on-one reps.

The largest concentration of talent was with the defensive backs. LSU safety commit Kevin Henry headlined the group. Henry likely projects as a strong safety but was very solid Sunday in coverage. An extremely physical defender, Henry was most comfortable when pressing his man, but he will need to improve when playing off the receiver. But he definitely showed why LSU got on him so early.

East Jefferson's Deshawn Raymond, younger brother of former LSU CB Derrick Raymond, won the CB MVP Award. Raymond has grown much more aggressive and physical in his coverage and that's starting to pay off for him. Some other notable top performers in the secondary: 2016 Malik Antoine (University Lab), 2017 Malcolm Hall (Southern Lab), 2015 Deven Hammond (Brusly), and 2015 Jeremie Francis (Warren Easton).

Those DBs had solid competition on the offensive side. 2015 Terrell Chatman (Central) was the top wide receiver throughout the day. At about 6-foot-3, Chatman's an extremely gifted athlete with tremendous length and jumping ability. He's raw in his moves and route-running but there's a lot of potential there.

Hahnville's Rickey Preston was another solid WR. He showed off a solid blend of size and speed with good body control as well. Warren Easton's Darrell Clark also had a good day.

Catholic RB Derrius Guice was probably the most well-known prospect at the camp. Already holding offers from LSU and Alabama, among others, Guice is a four-star prospect and one of the state's best recruits. He's a combination of both size and speed and was one of the fastest campers.

At quarterback there were three prospects that stood out most. 2015 Jason Pellerin (Catholic-New Iberia) already holds a pair of offers from Louisiana-Lafayette and Louisiana Tech. He's a tremendous athlete that still needs some work as a QB but does have some raw tools. 2016 QBs Lindsay Scott (Zachary) and Kenny Sears (St. Paul's) were the two other top gunslingers.

The camp was light in the trenches but there were a few noteworthy linemen. 2015 DT Jozie Milton (Silliman) was the top performer. A three-star prospect, Milton is extremely strong and explosive on the line, but because he's a little on the smaller side he needs to improve in his quickness and agility.

On the offensive line, Mandeville's Grant Burguillos took MVP honors. He's a big-bodied kid with quick feet that's one of the state's better OTs in 2015.


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